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Reading 2-1 Nottingham Forest

Matej Vydra celebrates scoring
Reading have now won back-to-back games in the Championship

Reading extended their unbeaten home run in the Championship to eight matches as they came from behind to beat struggling Nottingham Forest.

Ben Osborn put Forest ahead against the run of play, beating Ali Al-Habsi after being put through by Henri Lansbury.

The hosts dominated in the second half and, seven minutes after coming on, substitute Matej Vydra deflected home Oliver Norwood's long-range effort.

Reading secured victory thanks to a fierce 20-yard strike from Norwood.

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Brian McDermott speaks to BBC Radio Berkshire after Reading's 2-1 victory against Nottingham Forest.

Despite claiming a first league win in four league games against Forest, the Royals remain 13th in the table.

Forest have lost eight of their past 10 games, and taken only one point from four matches since Paul Williams replaced Dougie Freedman as manager.

Beaten 3-0 by Brentford on Saturday, they are 17th in the table, nine points above the relegation zone with six games remaining.

Line-ups

Reading

  • 26Al Habsi
  • 2Gunter
  • 5McShane
  • 35Cooper
  • 11Obita
  • 6Norwood
  • 23Williams
  • 21Quinn
  • 17PiazonSubstituted forJohnat 61'minutes
  • 29Kermorgant
  • 31CoxSubstituted forVydraat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 3A Taylor
  • 4Evans
  • 7Vydra
  • 8Hector
  • 15Ferdinand
  • 20John

Nottm Forest

  • 1de Vries
  • 22GardnerBooked at 32mins
  • 5Mills
  • 6WilsonSubstituted forFoxat 32'minutes
  • 3Jokic
  • 35BurkeSubstituted forWardat 68'minutes
  • 8Cohen
  • 10LansburySubstituted forTescheat 74'minutes
  • 24Vaughan
  • 38Osborn
  • 23Blackstock

Substitutes

  • 13Fox
  • 18Macheda
  • 19Ward
  • 26Evtimov
  • 29O'Grady
  • 32Tesche
  • 37Grant
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
15,678

Match Stats

Home TeamReadingAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home27
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Reading 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

Matej Vydra (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bojan Jokic (Nottingham Forest).

Danny Williams (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

Jake Cooper (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest).

Offside, Reading. Yann Kermorgant tries a through ball, but Matej Vydra is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Cohen.

Attempt missed. Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Robert Tesche.

Matej Vydra (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bojan Jokic (Nottingham Forest).

Offside, Reading. Yann Kermorgant tries a through ball, but Matej Vydra is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Reading 2, Nottingham Forest 1. Oliver Norwood (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

Paul McShane (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

Paul McShane (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest).

Yann Kermorgant (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

Hand ball by Danny Williams (Reading).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Robert Tesche replaces Henri Lansbury.

Oliver Norwood (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

Paul McShane (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Ward replaces Oliver Burke.

Goal!

Goal! Reading 1, Nottingham Forest 1. Matej Vydra (Reading) with an attempt from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Oliver Norwood following a corner.

Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Paul McShane (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Quinn with a cross.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Bojan Jokic.

Attempt blocked. Danny Williams (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ola John.

Attempt missed. Danny Williams (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

Ola John (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Matej Vydra replaces Simon Cox.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Ola John replaces Lucas Piazon.

Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Reading) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Obita with a cross.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ali Al Habsi.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley402114563333077
2Middlesbrough39237954252976
3Brighton402015556381875
4Hull392091054272769
5Sheff Wed401814859372268
6Derby401813956371967
7Cardiff40161595142963
8Ipswich401612124644260
9Birmingham391511134339456
10Preston401414123938156
11QPR401216125047352
12Wolves401313144852-452
13Reading391312144544151
14Brentford39147185460-649
15Leeds391115133948-948
16Blackburn401113163940-146
17Nottm Forest401113163541-646
18Huddersfield40129195257-545
19Fulham401014166166-544
20Bristol City401111184163-2244
21Rotherham40127214764-1743
22MK Dons40910213455-2137
23Charlton40812203670-3436
24Bolton40414223772-3526
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